Well. I already missed a day. Dangit. But man yesterday was crazy. So I’m giving myself grace on that.
Ironically yesterday’s topic was stuck and obviously I’m supposed to take that and write beautiful words like my friend Cynthia did, but today I’m just gonna tell you the tale of Ryder got a splinter stuck in her foot. And the tale of how Rory cut her hair.
Most importantly I will tell you about one of the best weekends ever.
(I realize these things don’t count but I’m committing to write every day(ish) not to always use to prompts.)
Friday Andy left for a trip to his parents’ house to go hunting. He randomly said to me one day, “why don’t I just take the girls and you can stay home?” and I’m pretty sure I cried because ALONE IN MY HOUSE FOR A WEEKEND?! SERIOUSLY? DOES THIS HAPPEN EVER TO A MOTHER?!
So for the first time since having children I was alone in my own house for a few days and though I couldn’t wait to see them yesterday, it was blissful.
I met up with some girlfriends, shopped, SLEPT, and organized the mess out of my house.
My bathroom and master closet are finally how I want them. FINALLY.
It was pretty much one of the best weekends ever in the history of ever. Especially because MISSISSIPPI STATE BULLDOGS KILLED A&M on Saturday. I mean they flat out smoked them. I watched the game alone while plucking my eyebrows (luxury, people!) and I’m not gonna lie, I totally teared up several times. I get emotional over football.
And though I don’t ever cheer for TSUN I was BESIDE MYSELF with glee when Ole Miss beat Alabama. I even wrote a status that said HAIL STATE AND HOTTY TODDY. It probably won’t ever happen again but dangit I was just so proud of the state of Mississippi.
Not even the roach that crawled across our table at PF Chang’s when Amber and I were trying to have a nice, uneventful meal out would ruin my perfect Saturday.
The girls and Andy got home last night and Rory and Ryder talked NONSTOP FOR HOURS about how much fun they had this weekend. I’m so glad they got to go spend time with grandparents.
Ryder got a nice splinter in her foot while she was there and when he got home it was red and mean and needed to get out of her foot. Everyone tried with no success and we tried all of the concoctions from all of the internets. NOTHING WORKED.
I finally realized I was going to have to just cut it out.
So for a minute I became heartless and cut that sucker out and wouldn’t you know it took two seconds when I finally did that and Ryder was so relieved and so was I.
I may or may not have cried for 30 minutes after finally getting it out. It was TRAUMATIC in all caps.
When it was over Ryder said to me, “Mom you are the superhero!” and let us just say- LIFE. MADE.
This weekend also marked a major milestone for the stinkers- Rory cut her own hair. When I asked her why on earth she did that when she KNOWS NOT TO EVER DO THAT she said, “Mom I just felt like I really needed bangs now.” And she actually did give herself a nice wispy bang.
LORD HAVE MERCY ON ME AND THE TEENAGE YEARS.
So there you have it, two prompts done in one – Ryder’s splinter was stuck and I know Rory did not cut her hair.